She has fire in her soul and grace in her heart.
I reside in Western Michigan with my husband, our two littles, and two doggies! I am married to my high school sweetheart for 8 years now! After marrying young, travelling, and supporting my husband through his Marine Corps years, I have decided it’s time to do something for myself.
About a year ago I decided to quit my job, stay at home with my kids, and home school!
“You did what??”
I know…It was crazy. And I am so blessed to have such a crazy, awesome support system.
I was only working part-time at a dental office to try to find a happy medium between spending time with my family and making a little extra money. The money that I did make wasn’t enough to even make a dent in our busy lives. Not to mention, by the time I got home from work I had no energy or motivation to do anything that I still needed to do around the house and for my family.
I was missing out on my kids’ milestones, everything we did was in a rush, they were acting out and mad that mom and dad were always busy. Something wasn’t working and I could not let that happen anymore.
When I was growing up, all I knew was that mom and dad went to work and kids went to school and everyone meets back home at the end of the day. Once I became a mom, my gut instincts were telling me that I wasn’t going to be able to be gone from my kids every single day. I had a lot to figure out.
I tried the traditional, stay at home 24/7 with your kids and the husband is the bread-winner. Well, that didn’t work for me either! Why was I at home with my kids, where I thought I wanted to be, and still feeling so frustrated? How could I be SO busy that I couldn’t even find time to read a book to my kids? Why did I feel so worthless being a SAHM and not helping my husband financially. I was so angry at myself and at a loss.
After months and months of sitting back and waiting for something to jump out at me – nothing ever did.
Nothing ever happened until I took the first step. The first step towards taking my control back and focusing on myself for the first time in 4 years.
That’s where the change took place. I joined a company that has exceeded way beyond my expectations of a “Direct Sales” company. I have made friends, I’m sorry, sisters… that I never would have thought possible would even talk to me.
Don’t get me wrong – the fear. Yeah…that doesn’t really go away. Least, not yet anyway. 😉
The nerves set in and I freaked out that I even joined! The excuses and the I can’ts, and the best one, I don’t have time for one more thing on my plate started to settle in.
Once again, I took another baby step.
The point of all of this is that I would never be where I am today if I didn’t take that first baby step.
It’s work. It takes effort, every single day. But having these women, this community, this business, this time for myself – has truly changed my life and I can’t wait to pay it forward to you.
Sending Bear Hugs,xx